San Francisco team president and CEO Jed York is turning to his uncle, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., for advice on how to turn around the team.
DeBartolo will serve as a consultant in the process of finding a general manager.
Only after a GM is in place will a new coach be hired; there's no timetable. Jim Tomsula will coach the 49ers for all of a week, and his bosses have said they expect him to win.
The promoted defensive line coach took charge of the downtrodden franchise Monday, a day after the 49ers fired Mike Singletary late Sunday following a 25-17 loss at St. Louis that eliminated San Francisco from playoff contention. Also fired were pass rush specialist coach Al Harris and inside linebackers coach Vantz Singletary, the former coach's nephew.
The 49ers (5-10) missed the playoffs for the eighth straight season.